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Life in the Cold: An Introduction to Winter Ecology

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Publisher Comments:

A third edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, updated with a new chapter on mammals and birds.

Synopsis:

Peter Marchand believes that winter is unfairly misunderstood, a season associated with "stillness, darkness, and death". Yet as each spring affirms, living things somehow manage to reappear. Since 1987, when the first edition appeared and was chosen by Library Journal as one of the year's 101 Best Sci-Tech Books, Marchand has been treating thousands of readers to a winter world that is very much alive. Now in this enlarged third edition, he offers a brand new chapter adding complete information on three major animal groups: northern cervids (deer, elk, moose, and caribou); semiaquatic mammals (beaver, otter, mink, and muskrat); and gallinaceous birds (grouse and ptarmigan). Experts and novices alike will find Life in the Cold indispensable and enjoyable.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874517859
Author:
Walker, Libby
Author:
Walker, Libby
Author:
Marchand, Peter J.
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Location:
Hanover, NH :
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Winter
Subject:
Cold adaptation.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
96-11
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.90x5.87x.69 in. 1.08 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages University Press of New England - English 9780874517859 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Peter Marchand believes that winter is unfairly misunderstood, a season associated with "stillness, darkness, and death". Yet as each spring affirms, living things somehow manage to reappear. Since 1987, when the first edition appeared and was chosen by Library Journal as one of the year's 101 Best Sci-Tech Books, Marchand has been treating thousands of readers to a winter world that is very much alive. Now in this enlarged third edition, he offers a brand new chapter adding complete information on three major animal groups: northern cervids (deer, elk, moose, and caribou); semiaquatic mammals (beaver, otter, mink, and muskrat); and gallinaceous birds (grouse and ptarmigan). Experts and novices alike will find Life in the Cold indispensable and enjoyable.
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